These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Patriot Games
Complete Monster: Sean Miller is the leader of an Irish terrorist group. The book begins with Miller leading an attack on the British Royal family. After being stopped, Miller goes after The Hero and CIA analyst Jack Ryan and his whole family, causing the car with Ryan's daughter Sally and pregnant wife Cathy to crash. With other various acts of terrorism to his name, one incident from Miller sticks out. When in prison, a guard saves him from Prison Rape from other inmates. During his escape, Miller has the guard at his mercy and chooses to shoot him in a way to paralyze him for life, viewing it worse than killing the man and declaring gratitude is a "disease of dogs", quoting Josef Stalin.
Crowning Moment of Funny: Captain Robby Jackson interrupts Jack's class to present him a medal for his actions in London: The Order of the Purple Target. Cue a very nice medal in the form of a bullseye with the inscription "Please Shoot Me".
Hilarious in Hindsight: There's a scene in which Ryan and his colleagues at the CIA launch an attack on the terrorists' camp headquartered in Libya all while watching on a satellite feed. This is exactly how the Navy SEALs got Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011.
At the time of release, it was amusing to see Harrison Ford and James Earl Jones acting together in this film, if you've seen the original Star Wars trilogy. But then the Star Wars prequels films came out, and you realize Samuel L. Jackson is in this film as well!